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The Playhouse Foundation

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The Playhouse Foundation provides young children with autism the opportunity to have an intensive educational home programme (Applied Behavioural Analysis) in the critical early years, which will support individual needs but without placing the entire financial burden on their families.

As a Foundation, we provide bursaries for children with autism between the ages of 2 – 3 years old within Hampshire to participate in an ABA programme. Funds are offered to means tested families and each bursary provides the financial support for a consultant, a team of tutors and assistance with the EHCP application process throughout the first year.

Through early intervention, our aim is to provide young children with autism the opportunity to have a highly effective tailor-made programme, which uses techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behaviour. They will acquire the skills to improve their functional and daily living communication, play and social interaction, and allow them access to the most appropriate school setting with provision to match their needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Vicky Stanley
Contact Position
Founder & CEO
07964 667903
The Playhouse Foundation

Other Details


Our bursaries are means tested and partially funded.

Local Offer

Local Offer
Contact Name
Vicky Stanley
Contact Telephone
07964 667903
Contact Email
What does your service do?

Our Bursaries provide partial support for a consultant and a team of tutors to deliver up to 30 hours of an educational ABA programme per week for one child. Through a broad array of play-based activities, our tutors develop the young child’s skills to improve their functional daily living and communication, play and social interaction, and allow them access to the most appropriate school setting with provision to best match their needs.

Who does your service provide for?

Our ABA programmes are designed for means tested families who have young children with autism living within Hampshire.

How can I start using the service?

If families feel that they are eligible, then they can click to download an application form from our website.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

All our programmes are situated within Hampshire homes.


How are decisions made about who can use your service?

The Playhouse Foundation Trustees require that parents applying for means tested bursaries complete the application form and provide documentary proof of income.

The Trustees also ask for proof of savings and capital assets including  details of monthly mortgage or rental payments. The Trustees assess eligibility based on household income, but will make some adjustment to allow for other dependent children. In addition, parents are asked to submit any professional assessments that may have been carried out in relation to their child’s autism to enable the trustees to assess needs. Parents asked to declare that the information are providing is both accurate and complete. If the information provided is subsequently discovered to be false or misleading, The Playhouse Foundation trustees reserve the right to withdraw this means tested ABA bursary.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

Our programmes consist of up to 30 hours of tutoring sessions per week delivered by ABA tutors and are overseen by a Board Certified Behavioural Analyst, who provides the support required to create and maintain good family dynamics.  Regular workshops involving parents ensures that the programme keeps moving forward to cover new targets.

Is your service fully accessible?

Our bursaries are for means tested families living in Hampshire with a young child with autism.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

At The Playhouse Foundation, all our consultants’ are Board Certified Behavioural Analysts (BCBA) who provide ABA consultancy services and training to schools, preschools and families of individuals with autism. Our trainee consultants are overseen by an ABA Advisory Consultant, who provides guidance and advise at regular intervals. The tutors recruited by the families have all either achieved or are working towards their Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) qualification. All tutors receive training with each family, initially in the form of a training day and then ongoing every fortnight by the consultant.

We have established collaborative working relationships with local universities within Hampshire and as such, offer voluntary tutoring placements to Psychology students. Each student receives ongoing training from both the BCBA consultant and the experienced tutors within the team.

How will I know my child is safe?

At The Playhouse Foundation, we have the following policies in place which can be viewed upon request:


  • Child Protection Policy (with a procedure for children at possible risk of abuse)
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Use of Social Media Policy
  • Child Protection Records: Retention and Storage Guidelines recording concerns
Which of the following applies to your setting?
Our service is delivered in the home
What communication methods are you familiar with?
Does your service include children and young people with:
Who can I contact for further information?

Founder & CEO: Vicky Stanley

Phone: 07964 667903


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